The Dongguk University Los Angeles is a private (not for profit) college located in Los Angeles that offers admission to two graduate programs that are Master of Science in Oriental Medicine and Professional Doctorate Program. Each program at this renowned institute of the US Education System is offered in three languages, i.e, English, Korean and Chinese.
The institute is highly selective with an acceptance rate of merely 7.3%. A GPA of 2.5 or more is considered a good enough score for an ideal deserving candidate with an overall impressive profile. Some salient points to be noted regarding admissions at Dongguk University are as mentioned below.
The University has not yet published any steps taken or those that will be taken by them in the wake of this novel Covid-19 pandemic. However, there are certain guidelines that are mandatory according to the federal government and NCCAOM will be expected to be followed.
|Admission portal||Online portal|
|Application fee||Non-refundable 200 USD|
|Average GRE score||Not required|
|Mode of payment||Online, money order|
|Intake sessions||Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall|
|Codes||DULA TOEFL Code: C036|
|First-year retention rate||Not available|
|Graduation Rate||Not available|
The institute provides a range ofc purses for international students. Students are recommended to follow the deadlines and start their admission process well before time to ensure a smooth application process and enough time for visa procedures. Following are the general admission deadlines of graduate courses:
|Season of Intake||General||Late|
|Winter||October 19 – November 20, 2020||November 21 – December 31, 2020|
|Spring||January 18 – February 19, 2021||February 20 – April 2, 2021|
|Summer||April 19 – May 21, 2021||May 22 – July 2, 2021|
|Fall||July 19 – August 20, 2021||August 21 – October 1, 2021|
University accepts international students provided they have completed their application within the deadlines and submitted the additional documents required. As applying to another country can be a tedious task, it is recommended to give at least 6 months to start applying for your college. It must be ensured that students are following the U.S. visa and immigration policies as they are subject to change. Students can contact the admissions office for any queries in this regard.
Dongguk University, Los Angeles
Attention: Office of Admissions, MSOM and DATM Program
440 Shatto Place, 2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90020
Contact No.: +1 (213) 487-0110
Fax No.: (213) 487-0527
Intenrtaaioanl Applicants must submit standardized exams like TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, MELAB, etc. as their English profocinecy scores. Below is the list of English language tests accepted by the university and the minimum scores required:
|Name of Test||Master of Science in Oriental Medicine||Professional Doctorate Program|
|Test of English as Foreign Language (iBT)||Overall: 61|
Speaking: Minimum 20; Listening: Minimum 17
|International English Language Testing System||Overall: 6|
Speaking: Minimum 6.5; Listening: Minimum 6
|Overall Band Score: 6.5 (Academic Format)|
|English-based Degree||Minimum 2 years of baccalaureate or graduate level English based education.||Minimum 2 years of baccalaureate or|
graduate level English based education.
The Dongguk University offers two graduate courses namely Master of Science of Oriental Medicine and Professional Doctorate Programs for aspirants across the globe seeking to study in the USA. Letters of recommendation play a huge role and can give an applicant a boost in his application even with an average score sheet.
Some of the program-spceific deauls are briefly mentioend below. The detailed list of requieemmts is dicsuswed later in the artcile.
|Sepciifcation||Master of Science in Oriental Medicine||Professional Doctorate Program|
|Application Fee||100 USD||100 USD|
|GMAT/GRE||Not required||Not required|
Applicants are required to submit the application form to DULA office admissions and must take care of the admission requirements discussed below.
Admission portal: students can download the application form or can apply online from the official website.
Application fee: Applicants must submit 100 USD for the application form and
Supporting documents: applicants are required to submit the following documents before the admission decision:
Application portal: Applicants are required to complete the paper application form in English.
Application fee: 100 USD for general submission and 120 USD for a late submission.
Academic requirements: the applicants are required to submit a copy of their master’s degree in oriental medicine from an accredited or candidate institution.
Supporting documents: university provides a fillable application in pdf form so the applicants must make sure that they had prepared documents given below:
After the application and documents are received, the applicant will be contacted for a personal interview with members of the Admissions Office, after which the application will be evaluated. Decision of the members will be notified in writing.
The University takes into consideration multiple factors such as your curriculum, ranks, GPA, profile, relevant test scores, letters of recommendations, work experiences, extra-curricular activities showing leadership qualities, so on and so forth.
Students going for an interview are advised to ask questions, prepare for questions that could be anticipated, wear appropriate clothes, arrive on time or early. Following up with a thank you note via email also leaves a lasting impression.
It is important that you showcase your skills through your personal essay, add any extracurriculars in your resume so as to stand out. After the application and documents are received, the applicant will be contacted for a personal interview with members of the Admissions Office, after which the application will be evaluated. Decision of the members will be notified in writing.
Students accepted with conditional acceptance will be required to remedy any deficiencies in their admissions as soon as possible.
Following are some of the frequently asked questions about regarding admissions:
Ques. What can be included in the personal essay at Dongguk University?
Ans. The personal essay at Dongguk University has to be a one-page typed essay in English including your stand on questions regarding reason to attend this college, interests and views of Oriental Medicine and what personal qualities you posess that would make you a good health care professional. This is to give the evaluator a good sense of you as a person and why you would be a good choice.
Ques. What is the difference between unofficial and official transcripts at Dongguk University?
Ans. Unofficial transcripts are the ones that are uploaded on the application or sent to Dongguk University by the student. These can be used for evaluation purposes. Official transcripts are submitted directly to the college by the previous institution.
Ques. What is required for an application to be reviewed by Dongguk University?
Ans. Dongguk University requires completed application, official high school transcripts, SAT or ACT test scores, recommendation letters and interview. Once the application is received, the college will notify you the decision within a few weeks.